How to Support an Employee with HG or other High Risk Complications of Pregnancy

We recently asked our HG community to share their own “behind the scenes” work stories. Dozens of mothers bravely raised their voices about the obstacles that prohibited them from being healthy, productive employees during their pregnancies, including insufficient job security and a lack of compassion from employers. We compiled their responses to make a succinct…

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How can I connect with others who understand HG?

Along with good medical care, surviving Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) means finding others who understand. Here are some ways to make connections. Facebook Support Groups The HER Foundation offers multiple support groups on Facebook. Even when the platform is the same, the groups are not. Every Facebook support group will develop a culture and tone all…

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We all love a happy ending: update from Rachel

We did it! My daughter, Dakota Aoibhinn, and I survived Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She is a thriving, smiley, giggly four month old, and we couldn’t be more in love with her.  My husband and I had always wanted a big family, but the thought of surviving another HG pregnancy sends waves of nausea through my body…

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Courtney shares about attending Champions for Change Summit in 2019

Words can’t describe the total shock and awe I felt at the Champions for Change Summit I attended on behalf of the HER Foundation, October 18-20, 2019. For years, I believed that women were either sick like me, specifically with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), or that they must have had a wonderful pregnancy. My time at the Summit…

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Treating PTSD after HG

Just like with any trauma, the severity of impact depends on how the individual person experiences HG and any prior history of trauma. This is why preventative care, such as accurate education and support, can make the difference between a woman (or caregiver) resolving and integrating their traumatic experience or developing PTSD (or Complex PTSD)…

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HG Truths: HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism

When two things don’t mix well… A memoir about HG and Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Nikki Reaching a diagnosis of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) was a long journey for us, but as Thomas Fuller put it, “A disease known is half cured.” We went through three difficult pregnancies with the usual runaround of “its morning sickness,” “it…

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New HG Tools!

In honor of HG Awareness Month, we are launching a new Patient Treatment Brochure and have expanded our HG treatment algorithm. Mothers struggling with HG can now find all the essential information on managing HG in a single, printable brochure. It’s a perfect reference for medications and HER resources. Clinicians now can find not only…

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World Preeclampsia Day

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is characterized by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Even though not well understood, there are some signs that there is a relationship between HG and preeclampsia. Women with one are more likely to have the other. In one study in England, researchers found that women with HG were slightly…

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Takiyah’s HG Truth

I was first diagnosed with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) in 2007-2008 with my first pregnancy. Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the resources I do now or the knowledge of what to expect. Due to HG and ptyalism, I couldn’t keep food nor water down. I suffered from heart palpitations throughout the pregnancy due to a heart…

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Kierstan’s HG Truths

I have been sick in all four of my pregnancies, and my first two ended in first trimester miscarriages. I got pregnant with my first daughter in 2017 and was sick days after conception. I didn’t understand why I wasn’t feeling well and ended up taking a test at 4.5 weeks. I just kept getting…

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